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Industry presses for details on bundling


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are seeking answers to a laundry list of questions regarding CMS’s “incredibly vague” plan to bundle payments for standard power wheelchairs and CPAP.

Bundling 'problematic' for power wheelchairs


WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders are deeply concerned about CMS’s plan to bundle payments for power wheelchairs and the impact that will have on patients and providers’ bottom lines. 

CMS finalizes rule on bidding, bundling


WASHINGTON – CMS plans to move forward with its plans to implement competitive bid pricing nationwide, despite widespread opposition from the HME industry.

AAH to CMS: ‘Withdraw proposed rule’


WASHINGTON – CMS should scrap its plans to expand competitive bidding nationwide and to implement bundled payments, AAHomecare stated in comments submitted to the agency on Sept. 2.

Dog days of summer? More like work like a dog

Friday, July 11, 2014

It’s definitely the dog days of summer outside of HME News world headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine.

As I sit here writing this blog, waiting for our production department to finalize the HME Newswire that will go out at 6 a.m. EST on Monday, it’s a beautiful 74 degrees outside.

The non-surprise suprise?


I was as surprised as the next person to see the advance notice of proposed rule making from CMS detailing its plans to not only spread bid pricing to non-bid areas (I guess we knew that one was coming), but also possibly change the game entirely by bundling pa